August 14, 2009 Subject:
Wrong dates, wrong versions
Of course the music is good to have. And thanks to whoever uploaded it. But to a longtime collector, there's a lot in the Holiday sets here to irritate. The general chronological jumble, much later versions stuck in the middle of 1930s, for example. ...Or the version of Them There Eyes identified as "1930" (before Billie had even recorded anything), when it isn't even her first recording of the tune with Teddy Wilson, but a later one with slick studio orchestra. Wrong, wrong, wrong.
Misidentifications like this are expected in 3 for ten dollar hack/crap compilations from Rite Aid. I'm disappointed that archive.org leaves bogus information -- inferred or flatly stated -- up.